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GOULD, the Hon. Sir Albert John, KBBiography for GOULD, the Hon. Sir Albert John, KB

Senator for New South Wales

Liberal Party (Commonwealth)



Parliamentary Service

State: Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Patrick's Plains, 1882.

Federal: Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 1901. Re-elected 1906, 1913 and 1914. Retired with the expiration of term 1917.


Parliamentary Positions

President of the Senate from 20.2.1907 to 30.6.1910.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Standing Orders from 5.6.1901 to 19.2.1910; House from 4.7.1907 to 23.4.1913; Parliamentary Library from 4.7.1907 to 11.3.1914; Disputed Returns and Qualifications from 13.8.1913 to 30.6.1917; Standing Orders from 27.8.1913 to 11.3.1914.

Senate Select: General Elections from 2.10.1913 to 16.12.1913; Mr Teesdale Smith's Contract?Kalgoorlie to Port Augusta Railway from 3.6.1914 to 10.6.1914.


Other Positions

Master Freemason of the St Andrews Lodge.

Chancellor of the Church of England Diocese for Sydney and Newcastle.


Personal

Born 12.2.1847, Sydney, Australia

Died 27.7.1936, Rose Bay

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Solicitor from 1870.

Director, Electric Light and Power Supply Company.

Director, City Bank of Sydney.

Director, Oriental Timber Corporation.


Decorations

Awarded the Volunteer Officers' Decoration for India and the Colonies, for long and meritorious service.


Local Government Service

Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Patrick's Plains, 1882.

Minister for Justice from 8.3.1889 to 22.10.1891.

Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Singleton, 1894. Defeated at general elections 1898.

Minister for Justice from 3.8.1894 to 15.8.1898.

Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Council, 1899. Resigned 12.6.1901 following election to the Senate for New South Wales.


Honours

Appointed Knight Bachelor, 18.12.1908.


Military Service

Joined West Maitland Company of Volunteers 1865, Retired as Lieutenant Colonel, 4th Regiment Volunteer Infantry 1902.